North Woods Dress 18" Doll Clothes Pattern

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This two piece layered dress set is just right for a special occasion in the North Woods. Wear the layers together for a dressy layered look when the temperatures are cool and for in the heat of the day, remove the overdress and enjoy a little frolic in the afternoon sunshine.

The over dress features a simple scooped neckline with an empire waist in the front that swoops to the natural waistline in the back. The sleeves are fitted 3/4" length with a wide band of ruching at the elbow. The lightly gathered skirting is separated from the bodice with bias cut waist band that hangs over the top edge of the skirting. The dress opens in the back from top to bottom for easy dressing and is secured with 5 buttons. Hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred. A simple V neck tank dress with a dropped waist gathered skirt completes the look of the dress set. The neckline and the skirting are intentionally designed to peek out from the dress neckline and hemline for a delightful layered look. The skirting is closed in the back and secures along the back of the bodice with 3 buttons. Hook-and-loop or snaps can be used, if preferred.

Finish this outfit with the BONUS Tights included in the pattern!

This playful little frock is a wonderful outfit for a Waldorf style doll!

This PDF sewing pattern by Thimbles and Acorns is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl® and Thimbles and Acorn's Ragamuffin Doll.

TA Pattern #2020-21

Suggested Fabrics: Under Dress, Dress, and Lining in light to medium weight woven fabrics such as quilting cotton, gingham, linen, or lawn. Not suitable for knits. Tights in light to medium weight knit fabric such as cotton or cotton blend T-shirt, jersey, interlock, or lightweight sweater. Check the stretch on the fabric to determine the correct pattern piece.


Supplies Needed:  

  • Under Dress Bodice - 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Under Dress Skirting - 1/4 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Dress - 1/2 yard 45” wide fabric
  • Dress Lining - 6” x 18” piece of fabric
  • Tights - 12” x 24” piece of fabric


  • Thread
  • Under Dress
  • Three 3/8” buttons (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred)
  • Dress
  • Scrap pieces of fusible interfacing
  • Five 3/8” buttons (snaps or hook-and-loop tape can be used, if preferred)
  • Tights
  • 91/2” of 1/4” wide elastic


  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Stretch machine needle for tights
  • Iron and pressing tools
  • Blunt needle or point turner

      Skill Level: Intermediate 

      What You Get: One 27 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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